Do it Yourself Wildlife Control Home Remedies

Depending on where you live you’ll find there is an abundance of potential wildlife problems that you may need to deal with. Most people will instinctively look for the source of the issue and attempt to deal with it themselves. In many cases, this can be an effective approach.

However, it is worth having the number of your local pest control service handy, just in case the problem turns out to be bigger than you can handle.

That’s actually the simple truth, professional pest control experts know what animals they are dealing with, the best way to deal with the issue, and how to verify that the issue has been dealt with properly.

It’s worth speaking to them to find out more information about your particular issue and the best way of dealing with it.

The good news is that it is possible to use do it yourself remedies, but they do involve effort and you need to be ready t call the professionals if you can’t handle the issue.

Tidying Up

Wildlife are attracted to food sources and your bins are one of the most obvious. If they already have good lids but keep getting knocked over it’s time to bungee the lids shut or even move them inside your garage overnight.

The culprit is usually raccoons and they’ll desist if they don’t get food from your bins. But, if you find you have one in your attic you may have a litter of babies present. You’ll need a professional in proper gear to remove these, they can carry a variety of diseases.

The tidier your yard is the less attractive it will be to wildlife.


Placing traps near where you known there has been wildlife activity will increase the likelihood of you identifying the pest and eliminating the issue. You’ll have to decide if you prefer humane traps or not.

If you do capture the wildlife alive then make sure you release it a good distance from your home. If you’re in the city you may need to contact animal control for them to handle the release in an appropriate spot.


Chili peppers are actually very effective at keeping an array of wildlife away from your home. This isn’t just planting them. You need to chop the chilies up, add some chopped yellow onion, and 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper. Then boil in water for 20 minutes before straining and spraying the liquid around your garden.

It’s also worth noting that garlic is effective at keeping deer and many other wildlife away from your garden.

You’ll need to mince two cloves of garlic and add 4 cups of boiling water. Once cooled it can be placed in a spray bottle and dispersed as you wish.

Pet Hair

You may not realize this but pet hair, especially that from your dog, is a great way to keep small pests out of your garden or home. Any pest that would feel threatened by the presence of a cat or dog will be wary about passing the pet hair.

Simply scatter it around the perimeter of your garden.

Of course, there are lots of other methods you can try, its what works best for you. But, always remember to contact the professionals if you’ve tried and are unable to deal with the problem successfully.

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